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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 22, 2003
"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult." - Mme. Du Deffand
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://MailRoom.DailyInbox.Com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A few years ago I was walking to pick my son up from school. We unfortunately lived too close for a bus pick-up but also too far from the school for my 1st grader to walk home alone. It had become a ritual for my young daughter, infant son and I to walk the 6 blocks every afternoon.
On one of those afternoons it began to rain about halfway to the school. My infant was sheltered by his carriage cover and a blanket, but my daughter and I were getting soaked.
When a car pulled up to the curb with a lone male driver in it I panicked and began walking faster. The man, apparently realizing my fear, got out of the car (getting wet himself), handed me an umbrella, got back in his car and drove off.
This small, but wonderful gesture proved to me that even with all the chaos in the world there are still some people who will go out of their way to help others. This man was not looking for public praise, or trying to look good for anyone. He just did something nice, on his own, with no ulterior motive. To that man, if you read this, many, many thanks.
Written by Alexis
Source: Starfish, http://www.ripplemaker.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Grandpa Was "Right On Track"
Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earning his salt that he forgets his sugar.
If a man has enough "horse sense" to treat his wife like a thoroughbred, she will never be an old nag.
On anniversaries the wise husband may forget the past... but better never forget the present.
The bonds of matrimony are a good investment only when the interest is kept up.
Grandpappy and his Grandmammy were discussin' their 40th wedding anniversary when she said to him, "Shall I kill a chicken tonight?" "Naw, said Grandpappy, "Why blame a poor bird for something' that happened 40 years ago."
Submitted by Dave Parker
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One employee to another, "And when the boss' son starts work here next week remember that he's not supposed to have any special privileges or authority. Treat him just like you would anyone who is due to take over the whole company in a year or two."
Source: Clean Laugh, http://www.cybersalt.org/lists.htm
Others' Opinions Count
What others think about you can affect your health and well-being. After studying 150 college students and their roommates, researchers found that those disliked by their roommates showed higher levels of depression, anger, low self-esteem, and physical illness compared with students who had positive roommate relationships.
These effects increased in just three weeks. But adequate levels of social support proved to be a valuable buffer against physical and mental health problems. - Ohio State University.
Source: Vibrant Life, http://www.vibrantlife.com/
Submitted by Nancy Simpson